314 CMR 9.00: Current Regulations

  • 314 CMR 9.00: 401 Water Quality Certification pdf format of 314 CMR 9.00: 401 Water Quality Certification

    These regulations were effective October 24, 2014.

  • 314 CMR 9.00 - Sections

    9.01: Authority, Jurisdiction, and Purpose
    9.02: Definitions
    9.03: Activities Not Requiring an Application
    9.04: Activities Requiring an Application
    9.05: Submission of an Application
    9.06: Criteria for Evaluation of Applications for Discharge of Dredged or Fill Material
    9.07: Criteria for Evaluation of Applications for Dredging and Dredged Material Management
    9.08: Variance
    9.09: 401 Water Quality Certification
    9.10: Appeals
    9.11: Enforcement
    9.12: Authorization of Emergency Action
    9.13: Effective Date, Transition Rule, and Severability

Combined Water Quality Certification-Wetlands Permitting Procedures

310 CMR 10.00: Wetlands Protection Act Regulations
Changes to the 401 Water Quality Certification regulations overlap with the Wetlands regulations (310 CMR 10.00) by establishing rules which:

  • create a combined permit application and the potential for a combined wetlands, waterways and 401 water quality certification permit;
  • create an exemption, except for projects involving 100 cubic yards or more of dredging, or dredging of any amount in an ORW, for newly authorized ecological restoration projects under the Wetland regulations;
  • create an exemption for some short-term testing of innovative technologies permitted under the Wetlands regulations.

314 CMR 9.00: Proposed Amendments & Public Comment

314 CMR 9.00: Recently Promulgated Amendments